Press Release: December 2, 2016

December 6, 2016 in Logs, News by Sharon Duffy

CANAAN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH NH ROUTE 118

On Friday December 2, 2016 at 1:36 PM Canaan Police, Ambulance and Fire Department units were dispatched to NH Route 118 in the area of the NH State DOT Shed for a motor vehicle crash with multiple patients.

Investigators determined that the driver of a green 2000 Subaru station wagon was traveling northbound when it attempted to conduct a U-turn. The driver of the Subaru failed to yield to a 1992 GMC Suburban also traveling northbound. The vehicles collided in a near head-on fashion and came to a rest in and near the roadway.

There were two occupants in the Subaru, three occupants in the Suburban, and one patient required extrication by the Fire Department. All five patients were transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, some with serious injuries. NH Route 118 was closed for approximately 1.5 hours and traffic was re-routed through the NH DOT complex.

The Canaan Police Department is continuing to investigate the crash. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Sergeant Ryan Porter at 603.523.7400 or RPorter@CanaanPolice.com118-crash.

The Lebanon Fire Department, Enfield Fire Department and the Hanover Communications Center assisted Canaan emergency responders.

### AUTHORIZED – SAMUEL W. FRANK, II CHIEF OF POLICE 603.523.7400

Press Release: November 17, 2016

November 17, 2016 in Logs, News by Sharon Duffy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CANAAN HUNTER RESCUED FROM WOODS

On Thursday November 17, 2016 Canaan Police, Ambulance and Fire Department units were dispatched to the area of Grafton Turnpike Road in North Canaan for a report of a hunter suffering a medical emergency in the woods.

Approximately 30 minutes after the initial call, emergency responders located the male, in his 60’s, approximately one half mile off of the main roadway in rugged terrain. It was quickly determined that the patient was suffering a life-threatening medical emergency and could not walk from the scene. Canaan Police and EMS personnel were able to render emergency care to the male while awaiting an evacuation.

Emergency responders were able to eventually reach the patient utilizing an all-terrain utility vehicle, allowing him to be evacuated via a logging trail.

Canaan emergency responders were assisted by the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game, Lebanon Fire Department EMS, Hanover Communications Center and several neighbors.

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### AUTHORIZED – SAMUEL W. FRANK, II CHIEF OF POLICE 603.523.7400

Press Release: November 15, 2016

November 15, 2016 in Logs, News by Sharon Duffy

CANAAN MARIJUANA SALES ARREST

arthur-lee-clarkOn November 11, 2016 Canaan Police Officers arrested Arthur Lee Clark, age 42 of Cornwall, Vermont. Clark was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and attempted sale of a controlled drug.

Clark arranged to meet with undercover Canaan Police Officers to sell an agreed upon amount of marijuana. Clark was arrested at the scene and his vehicle was seized.

After executing a search warrant on Clark’s vehicle, officers recovered approximately thirteen ounces of high-grade marijuana and cash. The search also uncovered additional evidence of drug sales. The marijuana has a street value of approximately $4,400.

confiscationThe drug possession and attempted sales charges are a Class B Felony and each charge carries a maximum sentence of 7 years in prison.

Clark was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail to ensure his appearance in the 2nd Circuit Court – District Division – Lebanon on Monday January 9, 2017.

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AUTHORIZED – CHIEF SAMUEL W. FRANK, II

CHIEF OF POLICE 603.523.7400

Press Release: September 30, 2016

October 3, 2016 in Logs, News by Sharon Duffy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wayne A. Shambo

Randy S. Hook

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CANAAN INSURANCE FRAUD ARRESTS

On July 29, 2016 Canaan Police Officers responded to a report of a stolen 1984 Chevrolet Corvette owned by Wayne Shambo of Canaan.

After a lengthy investigation, it was determined that Shambo arranged to have his vehicle stolen so he could fraudulently report the theft to an insurance company for a cash payment. Canaan Police Officers and the Vermont State Police executed a search warrant and the vehicle was recovered in Hartland, Vermont.

On September 17, 2016 Canaan Police Officers arrested Wayne A. Shambo, age 45 of Canaan, New Hampshire for two counts of Insurance Fraud, one count of False Report of a Stolen Vehicle and one count of Tampering with Public Records.

On September 29, 2016 Canaan Police Officers arrested Randy

S. Hook, age 43 of Hartland, Vermont for one count of Accomplice to Insurance Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit a False Report of a Stolen Vehicle.

Due to the value of the vehicle, the Insurance Fraud is a Class A Felony and each charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. The other charges are Class A Misdemeanors and each charge carries a maximum sentence of 1 year in jail.

Both Shambo and Hook were released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail to ensure their appearance in the 2nd Circuit Court – District Division – Lebanon on Monday November 28, 2016.

The Canaan Police Department was assisted by the

New Hampshire State Police, Vermont State Police, Vermont Probation and Parole and the Progressive Insurance Special Investigations Unit.

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Press Release: August 11, 2016

August 11, 2016 in Logs, News by Sharon Duffy

On Tuesday August 9, 2016 at 4:30 PM the Canaan Police responded to a citizen’s report of traffic regularly exceeding the speed limit on Blackwater Road in Canaan.

Shortly after arriving in the area, the officer saw a vehicle traveling at an extremely high rate of speed. The officer obtained a radar reading of 76 miles per hour. The posted speed limit on Blackwater Road, a residential area, is 30 MPH. There was also pedestrian traffic near the roadway at the time.

The officer stopped the vehicle and subsequently arrested a 17-year-old male for

• Reckless driving

• Driving without a license

• Driving with an alcohol concentration of .02 or greater while being a person under 21 years of age

After processing, the juvenile was released on several bail conditions and ordered to appear in the 2nd Circuit Court – District Division Lebanon on Monday October 3, 2016.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Canaan Police Department at 603.523.7400.

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Authorized: Samuel W. Frank, II Chief of Police

Press Release: May 3, 2016

May 3, 2016 in Logs, News by Sharon Duffy

Massachusetts Man Arrested for Prostitution

On Monday May 2, 2016 Canaan Police Officers arrested James M. Morgan, age 55 of Sudbury, Massachusetts for one count of prostitution.

The undercover officers arrested Morgan after he contacted them and offered to pay money for various sexual acts.

The prostitution charge is a Class B Misdemeanor and Morgan was released on $7,500 personal recognizance bail with an arraignment scheduled for Monday July 11, 2016 in the 2nd Circuit Court- Lebanon

The Canaan Police Department continues to pursue these types of investigations to ensure the deterrence of crime, quality of life and the safety of our citizens and visitors.

This is related to an investigation that began last week that led to the arrest of three men for prostitution.

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AUTHORIZED – SAMUEL W. FRANK, II CHIEF OF POLICE 603.523.7400

 

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Press Release: April 27, 2016

April 29, 2016 in Logs, News by Sharon Duffy

CANAAN PROSTITUTION ARRESTS

This week, Canaan Police Officers began a prostitution investigation. In less than twenty-four hours, Canaan Police Officers arrested three men for prostitution. In each case, the men contacted undercover officers and offered to pay money for various sexual acts.

On Monday April 25, 2016 Canaan Police

Officers arrested Matthew E. Laramie, age 48 of Grantham, New Hampshire for one count of prostitution.

On Tuesday April 26, 2016 Canaan Police

Officers arrested Peter G. Bloomfield, age 55 of Enfield, New Hampshire for one count of prostitution.

Later in the evening, officers arrested Alan R. Lane, age 49 of Sharon, Vermont for one count of prostitution. After executing a search warrant of Lane’s vehicle, he was also charged with possession of drugs in a motor vehicle, a Class A Misdemeanor and Acts Prohibited – Possession of Oxycodone, a Class B Felony.

The prostitution charge is a Class B

Misdemeanor and they were each released on $7,500 personal recognizance bail with an arraignment scheduled for Monday July 11, 2016 in the 2nd Circuit Court- Lebanon.

The Canaan Police Department is committed to these types of investigations, as prostitution is a major component of human trafficking and drug use.

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AUTHORIZED – SAMUEL W. FRANK, II CHIEF OF POLICE 603.523.7400

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Press Release: April 11, 2016

April 12, 2016 in Logs, News by Sharon Duffy

POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH
INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE ARREST

On Sunday April 10, 2016 the Canaan Police
Department conducted an investigation regarding
the sale of cocaine in Canaan.
As a result of the investigation, Canaan Police
Officers arrested Morgan Hallstead, Age 29 of
Canaan, New Hampshire and Clifford G.
Lavanture, Age 28 of Canaan, New Hampshire
for Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell.
Hallstead and Lavanture were each held at the
Grafton County House of Corrections on $10,000
cash bail. Their arraignment is scheduled for
Monday April 11, 2016 in the 2nd Circuit Court –
District Division – Lebanon.
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AUTHORIZED – SAMUEL W. FRANK, II
CHIEF OF POLICE

603.523.7400

 

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Press Release: March 31, 2016

April 1, 2016 in Logs, News by Sharon Duffy

michael_w_wrightOn Wednesday March 30, 2016 the Canaan

Police Department, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, arrested Michael W. Wright, Age 34, of Canaan, New Hampshire for two (2) felony counts of

Sales of a Controlled Drug – Methamphetamine.

Wright was held at the Merrimack County House of Corrections and will be arraigned on Thursday March 31, 2016.

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AUTHORIZED – SAMUEL W. FRANK, II

CHIEF OF POLICE

603.523.7400

Press Release February 29, 2016

March 1, 2016 in Logs, News by Sharon Duffy

In early December 2015 the Canaan Police Department began a sexual assault investigation. The subsequent investigation revealed that

David James Devost, age 66, of White River Junction, Vermont

sexually assaulted a 28-year-old female. Devost was acting in a position of trust, providing services as a care provider for the victim who suffers from a severe developmental disability.

On February 9, 2016, Devost was arrested by the Canaan Police Department and charged with one count of Sexual Assault, a Class A Misdemeanor. Devost was released on bail and will be arraigned on April 4, 2016 in the 2nd Circuit Court – District Division Lebanon.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to contact Sergeant Ryan Porter at the Canaan Police Department.

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AUTHORIZED – SAMUEL W. FRANK, II

CHIEF OF POLICE

603.523.7400

 

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